12 May 2003

Clifford Chance's Harding is Barclays' new legal chief

Barclays Bank has finally secured its new general counsel after a year-long search. It has appointed Clifford Chance banking partner Mark Harding, who will join at the end of June.Harding, who replaces former general counsel Howard Trust, told The Lawyer: “I can’t think of a better English bank to work for.”However, Harding will not have […]

YSG faces crisis as Law Society reviews funding

Fears for the future of the Young Solicitors Group have been raised after it emerged that the Law Society is planning to slash its annual grant from £40,000 to around £30,000. Under the terms of the Recognised Group Agreement, which was drafted in December but is currently under proposal, funding levels across all Law Society […]

UK network wins battle over LawNet name

Regional law firm network LawNet has just won a trademark battle against a US legal organisation of the same name. The battle started when the US Lawnet sponsored seminars at a conference in Birmingham, which UK Lawnet members attended believing it was their event. LawNet UK Operations Director Adrian Dion said the matter was resolved […]

Ex-Stephenson Harwood partner in carbon-fighting role

Former Stephenson Harwood partner Tony Stockwell has resurfaced in an in-house role at Carbon Trust, the Government-backed and business-led company that is helping business and the public sector to cut carbon emissions.Stockwell retired from Stephenson Harwood in January this year after spending 25 years as a partner there. He joins Carbon Trust as legal adviser […]

Stringer Saul boosts commercial property with Jeffrey Green hire

West End firm Stringer Saul has hired a partner from Jeffrey Green Russell as part of a new growth plan.David Connick joins the commercial property practice at Stringer Saul, which is headed by Martin Ackland. He brings particular expertise in retail, leisure and development work. Connick said: “I will be welcoming old clients into the […]

Mayer Brown London partnership reaches one-hundred

Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw has made up seven partners in London, taking the partnership to 100.The new partners, which fall across practice areas, are Michael Brown in litigation and dispute resolution, Gary Cooper and Richard Smith in corporate, Christopher Fisher in employment, Nick Henchie in construction and engineering, Jonathan Moody in pensions and David […]

Fried Frank offers hand of friendship to Ashursts

Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson has vowed to continue working with Ashurst Morris Crisp, despite last week’s final snub by the UK firm after protracted merger negotiations.Fried Frank’s co-managing partner Valerie Ford Jacob told The Lawyer: “We will continue working with Ashursts as we have in the past.” The original relationship was founded on […]

Allen & Gledhill star quits for Clifford Chance Wong

Allen & Gledhill’s (A&G) so-called ‘queen of the unit trusts’ has jumped ship to Clifford Chance Wong. Choo Wai Hong, the former head of A&G’s fund management practice and one of the firm’s heavy hitters, will become a partner in WongPartnership, the Singaporean firm that has a joint law venture with Clifford Chance. Wai Hong, […]

Linklaters revenue up 14 per cent to £720m

Linklaters has reported a 14 per cent increase in turnover for the last financial year while profits per partner have crept up by 6 per cent.Of the magic circle, Linklaters’ £720m worth of turnover places it in third place behind Clifford Chance, which expects to report flat revenues of £1bn for the year, and Freshfields […]

Dentons loses Asia chief to Jones Day

Jones Day Reavis & Pogue is continuing to grow its Asian practice by poaching Denton Wilde Sapte’s senior partner for Asia Steven Goodman.Goodman, a corporate specialist and also head of the Hong Kong office, has been senior partner of the Asian practice since 2001. A partner since 1996, he has also been a member of […]

Shearman profits from Linklaters conflict on Selfridges

Shearman & Sterling has scooped instructions from new Linklaters’ client Robert Tchenguiz, because the magic circle firm was conflicted out of after advising on a competing bid for luxury department store chain Selfridges.Shearman corporate partner Adrian Knight is leading, alongside finance partner Caroline Leedsruby. Shearman has connections to Lanphere, who was previously at Advent and […]

UK network wins battle over LawNet name

Regional law firm network LawNet has just won a trademark battle against a US legal organisation of the same name. The battle started when the US Lawnet sponsored seminars at a conference in Birmingham, which UK Lawnet members attended believing it was their event. LawNet UK Operations Director Adrian Dion said the matter was resolved […]

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